January 23, 2008
I'm sitting in the SIP session at ITEXPO (sponsored by Ingate) and it's one of the most heavily attended sessions at the show. I counted 70 people in the room and people keep filling in. Scratch that, 5 people just walked in - it's now 75!
I had to stand in the back until an Ingate employee was kind enough to bring me a chair. Ingate makes firewalls that are SIP aware. One of the things heavily stressed during the session was the need for end-to-end SIP (no gateways) in-between to keep latency introduced at an absolute minimum.
Another point stressed was the need for SIP trunking providers and IP-PBXs to standardize on SIPConnect. The SIPconnect Technical Recommendation is an industry-wide, standards-based approach to direct IP peering between SIP-enabled IP PBXs and VoIP service provider networks. You can read more about SIPConnect on Rich's blog here
, as well as on the SIPForum site
The trixbox training sessions were also jam packed, but were on a lunch break when I went to stop by.
Stay tuned for more...